Travel & Lodging


The 15th Dusty Plasma Workshop will be held at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI, located close to the cities of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Attendants will receive a special rate of $126 per room (plus applicable taxes and fees), per day, but rooms at this rate are limited and must be booked before the end of May 11, 2018 to receive the rate (subject to availability). Hot Buffet Breakfast is included in this rate.

To book a room for the Workshop attendants must book directly through the reservation page, or by contacting the hotel directly at +1 (866) 225-0511 and identifying as an attendant of the Dusty Plasma Workshop – 2018 to obtain the discounted rate. The hotel full address is 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road. Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, United States of America. Tel: +1 (443) 577-2300.

BWI Airport Shuttle and Transportation Options

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel is located just over two miles from BWI Airport. Enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s BWI airport shuttle, available to take you anywhere within a 3 mile radius, including BWI airport and the BWI Amtrak station. Enjoy the 24-hour shuttle service or rent a car from the airport and take advantage of the complimentary BWI hotel parking.

Complimentary BWI Airport Shuttle Details

When you arrive at baggage claim, simply call the hotel at (443) 577-2300 to notify the hotel of your arrival and location and the driver will meet you curbside. When it’s time for you to travel home, please inform the front desk, who will be happy to arrange your return trip from the hotel. To ensure smooth transit, we suggest adding an additional 15-20 minutes to your departure schedule.

Alternate Transportation Options

For those who choose to rent a car while in town, there are a variety of rental car companies located just a short ride from the BWI airport. Just follow signs at the baggage claim and you will meet a shuttle to bring you to the car rental terminal.

If you do not wish to rent a car from the airport but require one while you’re in town, the hotel has two Zip Cars available for use, contact the front desk for pricing and details. In addition, there are taxis readily available at the airport to bring you to the hotel.

The hotel offers complimentary on-site parking for those traveling by vehicle.

Please find additional transportation options highlighted below.

Ground Transportation Options

Taxi Fee: 12 USD Hotel Shuttle Fee: Complimentary
Hours: 24 hours
Super Shuttle
Hours: 24 hours
Contact: (800) 258-3826

Car Rental Options

Budget Car Rental
Contact: (410) 859-0850
Thrifty Car Rental
Contact: (410) 850-7139
Hertz Car Rental
Contact: (410) 850-7400
Dollar Rent A Car
Contact: (800) 800-4000
Alamo Rent A Car
Contact: (410) 859-8092
Enterprise Rent A Car
Contact: (800) 325-8007
Avis Rent A Car
Contact: (410) 859-1680

Baltimore Washington Thurgood International (BWI) Airport Driving Directions

When driving to the hotel, enjoy the hotel’s convenient BWI airport parking. Take advantage of the easy parking package and enjoy its central location two miles from BWI Airport. Below are driving directions to the hotel from different directions. If you have any questions regarding parking or driving directions, please contact the hotel at 443-577-2300.

From Interstate 95, exit on the left toward Baltimore.

From East

  • Take MD-295 South via exit 52 toward BWI Airport.
  • Take the W. Nursery Road exit.
  • Continue straight onto Nursery Road / W Nursery Road.
  • Turn right onto Winterson Road.

From North

  • From Interstate 95 South, exit on the left toward Baltimore.
  • Take 295 South via 52 toward  BWI Airport.
  • Then take the W. Nursery Road Exit.
  • Continue straight to enter Nursery Road.
  • Turn right onto Winterson Road.

From West

  • From MD-295 North Baltimore Washington Parkway North, take the W. Nursery Road exit.
  • Keep to the right at the fork in the ramp.
  • Continue straight to the Nursery Road / W. Nursery Road.
  • Turn right on Winterson Road.

From South

  • From US 301 South / US 50 West Washington, take Interstate 97 North via exit 21 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Interstate 695 West and exit 17A toward Baltimore/Towson.
  • Then take MD-295 South via exit 7A.
  • Exit W. Nursery Road.


Dulles (IAD) Airport Driving Directions

Follow Saarinen Cir to Dulles Access Rd 3 min (0.7 mi)

Follow Dulles Access Rd, I-495 N and I-95 N to US-1 S/Washington Blvd in Arbutus. Take exit 3 from I-195 E 54 min (54.0 mi)

Follow US-1 S/Washington Blvd and Furnace Ave to Old Elkridge Landing Rd


Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) Airport Driving Directions

Get on I-395 N from George Washington Memorial Pkwy 3 min (2.1 mi)

Take State Hwy 295, Baltimore-Washington Pkwyand MD-295 N to W Nursery Rd in Linthicum Heights. Take the W. Nursery Road exit from MD-295 N 37 min (33.5 mi)

Follow W Nursery Rd and Winterson Rd to Old Elkridge Landing Rd 3 min (1.2 mi)



Check what will be happening during your stay:

Make sure not to miss these exciting Baltimore attractions during your stay:


Explore Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Spend the day discovering the variety of dining options, stores, and local attractions in the area. Families will love all of the family-friendly sites that the Inner Harbor has to offer. The Baltimore Water Taxi is a great way to see all of the Inner Harbor, with a route that includes stops at Fort McHenry National Monument, historic Fells Point, and Canton Waterfront Park, among others. For adults, there are numerous casinos in Baltimore located close to the Inner Harbor, not to mention dining for every palate.



Our convenient location makes it easy to unleash your inner athlete or cheer on your favorite team. Enjoy a day on the links at one of the easily accessible golf courses near our hotel, or catch a professional football or baseball home game.

Golf courses:

  • Timbers at Troy: 5.5 miles
  • Arundel Golf Park: 6.9 miles
  • Compass Pointe: 15.6 miles




Take a short drive to the nation’s capital where you will find yourself surrounded by history with endless museums, monuments and galleries to explore during your stay with us.

Or take the train from Baltimore’s Penn Station to Union Station in DC to explore the Nation’s capital!

Take advantage of complimentary admission to the Smithsonian museums including the American History Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Air and Space Museum. Stroll along the National Mall, visit the Lincoln Memorial or take a paddle boat ride in the Tidal Basin among the breathtaking cherry blossom trees. Visit trendy Georgetown for some of D.C.’s premiere shopping and dining.  A memorable night awaits at the world-renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or historic Ford’s Theater.



Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay feature three regions with distinct personalities. Annapolis City, the State Capital of Maryland, is world-renowned as America’s Sailing Capital.

Spend a day exploring all that Annapolis has to offer. The Annapolis Countryside features hundreds of miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline and a wide array of American history. Annapolis-Baltimore is home to Arundel Mills MallMaryland Live! Casino and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.